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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: NateDate: 12/28/2001 9:21 AM
I am going to try to fish for spring chinook this year is there anyone here that also fishes for thease brutes? if so could you share any tips with a rookie chinook spey fisherman.....thanks nate
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: EugeneDate: 12/28/2001 6:27 PM
Nate,
I tried it last spring on the Wind River several times. At the advice of a friend who had had some success I used a pretty wierd setup:  off of the floating belly of my windcutter I attached a ~5 ft section of heavy mono (depends on depth; I used 20 or 30 lb, can't recall). Then I attached a section of deep water express or lead core -- about 10-15 ft, depending on the current. Short leader to the weighted fly.
 
So the floating section acts as a bobber and the mono helps the leadcore get down without being held up by the floating line. Around here the springers that are on the grab hold in pretty fast water so you really need a dredging system.
 
This system was a pain in the ass to cast but it did get down. I think next year I might try a shorter section of mono and a longer head.
 
I'm interested in hearing what other responses you get. Good luck!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have caught cinook in two rivers :  the Dean  and a river in Washington state. I have landed fish from 15 to 35 # in both. I use the same setup i use for Steelhead: a sink tip of 150 to 190 grains, mostly the lighter end of the range. When they are fresh{I am fishing the lower two miles from the salt} they are agressive and will come up.  those are the only fish of interest to me.
Beau
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